The tour with a couple from Turkey

by Tomoko - Japan Licensed Guide
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On Feb 12th and 13th, I showed a couple from Turkey around the city.

I welcomed them at the platform of Shinkansen at JR Kyoto station.  
The first day's itinerary is as follows

Bamboo forest

Tenryuji temple ( zen temple, listed as World heritage site )

Tempura lunch at Shijo

Nishiki food market

tea ceremony 

Kimono shop and Tenugui shop

Gion

The second day 

meeting at their Japanese classic ryokan,

KInkakuji temple

NIjo castle,

The oldest Soba restaurant in Kyoto

Yasaka pagoda

walking along Sannenzaka

Kiyomizu temple

shopping ( Kiyomizu pottery )

sending back to their ryokan.

 

They enjoyed the tea ceremony during the tours.

At the tea shop, you can enjoy the right way of tea ceremony there.

That tea ceremony is conducted on a private basis. So you can fully enjoy it.

The tour with a couple from Turkey

You are taught how to enter the room through the window like square entrance.

Of course you will make tea and serve it

Sorry, it is difficult to focus on her while walking so fast.

The tour with a couple from Turkey

At Gion, if you are lucky, you can witness a geiko ( geisha in Kyoto ) and Maiko ( an apprentice of geiko ) listening to the story of Gion by me!!

I introduced Kobe beef restaurant in Gion and They enjoyed the dinner on the second night in Kyoto.

 

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23 Feb 2015

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